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Elvis Costello and the Attractions

Reviews

Tuesday, January 19 2010

Elvis Costello and the Attractions: Live at Hollywood High

At the peak of their late '70s power, Elvis and the boys play an LA high school, a legendary concert recently uncorked in full 20-song glory. Pump it up.


Tuesday, April 1 2008

Elvis Costello and the Attractions: This Year's Model

The latest expanded edition of Costello’s classic looks extremely enticing on paper. Unfortunately the two-disc set ends up re-hashing material in an uninspired fashion.


Blogs

Tuesday, September 4 2012

Girls, Girls, Girls, Etc.: Elvis Costello - "Night Rally" and "Radio Radio"

"Night Rally" is threatening and filled with devastating imagery, and "Radio Radio" -- while no less subversive in its subject matter -- is more upbeat, and most satisfyingly, contains a proper resolution.


Monday, August 27 2012

Girls, Girls, Girls, Etc.: Elvis Costello - "Lipstick Vogue"

"Lipstick Vogue" builds off themes established previously on This Year's Model, but here the Attractions are simply unrestrained.


Monday, August 20 2012

Girls, Girls, Girls, Etc.: Elvis Costello - "Living in Paradise"

This song's inconvenient placement in the This Year's Model track sequence might in part be responsible for its relative anonymity.


Monday, August 13 2012

Girls, Girls, Girls, Etc.: Elvis Costello - "Lip Service"

The culmination of Costello's Beatles fixation, "Lip Service" is a comparatively tame power pop number that rounds out the otherwise threatening second side of This Year's Model


Monday, August 6 2012

Girls, Girls, Girls, Etc.: Elvis Costello - "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea"

It's almost not worth listening to Model unless it's a version that contains "Chelsea", as the song's presence is essential to the album's overall impact.


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